Review the Construction Contract

Most construction contracts are based on a standard building contract form such as an American Institute of Architects contract. Such forms are available from many sources, including stationary stores. The quality and complexity of these forms vary. They are usually intended as the cover pages for the very important details that follow. Most of the details are usually found in the plans and specifications.

Be sure to read and understand the construction contract and the bid document. Take your time. Ask questions. Get everything in writing. Don't forget to review your Planning Process lists: will this contract fulfill your needs? This is the time to make any final changes.

Attorney's fees for the review of a contract before it is signed are a fraction of the cost of their fees after the project has 'gone bad'.